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STRONG buried in Tirau - South WAIKATO

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TIRAU is a small town in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand, 50km southeast of Hamilton
In the 19th century, Tirau, then Oxford, was originally planned as a large-scale city for the Waikato, however plans were changed after the entrepreneurial Rose family bought up large volumes of land in the region, with the intention of making large returns when it came of high demand. Oxford later became a rural service town, and changed its name to Tirau in 1896. By the late 1980s Tirau was fast becoming a ghost town.

the STRONG buried in Tirau cemetery as at 3 Dec 2011:
... birth date approx - based on age at death

Charlotte Strong (nee HARRISON)
- born 1881
- a daughter of Mark & Hannah HARRISON
- a brother, John Mark Maddison Harrison, married Caroline Lottie WEAL in 1905
- Charlotte married Malcolm Strong in 1914
- she died 1 June 1950 aged 68
- buried PLOT 41 - BLOCK B

Gladys Lilian Strong
- born 1918
- wife of Mark Strong
- died 23 September 1967 aged 49
- buried PLOT 3 - BLOCK ASH with Mark

Malcolm Strong
- born 1877
- son of Joseph STRONG & Jessie McDONALD (married 1864 in NZ)
- Malcolm married Charlotte HARRISON in 1914
- he died 31 July 1971 aged 94
- buried PLOT 40 - BLOCK B

Marguerite Alice Strong
- born 1902
- wife of William Mark Strong
- died 22 December 1962 aged 60
- buried PLOT 6 - BLOCK B

Mark Strong
- born 26 June 1916
- died 15 March 1987
- buried PLOT 3 - BLOCK ASH with wife Gladys

TIRAU is now a well known tourist stop-off and is characterised by many local art works in the town forged out of discarded corrugated iron.

In 2000 The Castle opened in Tirau, a large toy museum on the towns southern limits, which is in clear view when heading through the township from Rotorua or Taupo. Among its other well known sights are the information centre shaped like a giant dog and 'the big sheep', a large wool outlet, both made out of corrugated iron. Many of the shops in the town also possess large corrugated iron sculptures and the church has a giant shepherd also made out of corrugated iron.

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on 2011-12-02 20:10:19


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